Peter Wood has a BA in chemistry, a DPhil in electrochemistry and is a Chartered Chemist. He has worked on nuclear fuel performance in and out of reactor. This work has included: conducting experimental studies of out-of-reactor oxidation of nuclear fuel; establishing the mechanism and kinetics of potential oxidation of nuclear fuel in reactor coolant; and managing and conducting measurements of fission gas release in reactor. Peter also has experience of Magnox reactor graphite monitoring. His more recent extensive experience is in development of research strategy, research programmes and obtaining solutions for radioactive waste management: corrosion performance of stainless steel waste packages; fire and impact accident performance of ILW packages; criticality safety during all phases of long term waste management; and communication of research results and their application in safety cases.